View photos of Polio Australia’s activities.
In April 2010 Polio Australia, with input from the Post-Polio Network (NSW), conducted Australia’s first three day “Polio Health and Wellness Retreat” in Baulkham Hills, New South Wales. The purpose of the Health and Wellness Retreat was to provide a holistic approach to managing LEOP and finding life balance. This Retreat model is to be used as a chronic condition self management technique in future Polio Australia activities. Each day focussed on a different aspect of health and wellness: Body, Mind and Spirit. This video is a 10 minute summary of the Retreat.
Mary-ann Liethof was a recipient of the 2007 Churchill Fellowship and in April/May 2008, she travelled to USA and Canada with goal of identifying techniques to better manage the late effects of polio. These 24 video segments total 3 hours of interviews with eminent North American Post Polio Specialists: Dr Richard L Bruno, Dr Sophia Chun, Mr Richard Daggett, Dr Marcia Falconer, Melinda Guttry, Dr Lauro S Halstead, Ms Joan Headley, Dr William DeMayo, Dr Susan Perlman, Dr Jacquelin Perry, Dr Darren Rosenberg, Anna Rubin, and Dr Daria Trojan.
Post Polio Syndrome: The Australian Experience is a film that documents the search by 5 polio survivors for information and treatments for their symptoms of PPS. This video appears in 8 parts.
Ron Bell was fitted with Australia’s first weight activated Stance Control KAFO. See Ron walk in his leg braces and complete functional tasks four years later.
Polio is almost completely eradicated. But as Bruce Aylward says: Almost isn’t good enough with a disease this terrifying. Aylward lays out the plan to continue the scientific miracle that ended polio in most of the world – and to snuff it out everywhere, forever.